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Copyright: Nikos Biliouris (novaman) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 11 N: 264] (1037)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-04 12:32
Viewed: 3480
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Squash Bug.
The squash bugs are closely related to the shieldbugs, and similar in many respects. This species is one of the largest, with particularly long antennae, which often get broken early in its life. It can occur on a wide variety of food plants, all in the dock family (including rhubarb), so it occurs in a correspondingly wide variety of habitats such as gardens,wood margins, rough pastures and elsewhere. It is widespread and abundant over much of central and southern Europe, but rare in the north.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-04 12:41]

Hello Nikos,
Beautiful capture of this spuash bug.POV,colors,blurred BG,details,lighting and framing are excellent.

Hi Nicos,
nice to see you again.
A very nice close-up picture wiht pretty sharpness.
Good DOF, the subject stands out well friom the BG.
Well done.

Hi Nikos,
A very good macro of this insect!
I like so much your POV and the pose catched, with the insect in full extension along the frame.
It's very good the fill flash usedm you got a grat illumination all over.
Very interesting the effect got with the DOF, and the blurred petal.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Nice shape and colours!

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